Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment

20 May, 2017, 09:50 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment

A new study has found that these tests triggered changes in Earth's magnetic environment similar to those resulting from naturally-occurring space weather, when the sun sends high-energy particles streaming toward the magnetosphere. But the data could help NASA protect astronauts and satellites from space radiation. These are all names of nuclear tests the US ran in the 1950s and '60s. While the tests have long since ended, today they continue to provide crucial information on how humans can affect space.

"The tests were a human-generated and extreme example of some of the space weather effects frequently caused by the sun", said Phil Erickson, assistant director at MIT's Haystack Observatory, Westford, Massachusetts, and co-author on the paper. Now scientists at NASA have discovered that we have also been shaping our near-space environments with radio signals. Everything that's happening on Earth has its effect in space, too.

One of NASA's powerful Earth-observing satellites has tracked down a massive "Bubble" contiguous to the Planet Earth, and scientists have named it as "Manmade Space Weather".

The latest is a bubble around the Earth, seen even by spacecraft high above Earth's surface, such as Nasa's Van Allen Probes, which, scientists say, is the impact of such radio communications that extend out beyond our atmosphere, Nasa's Van Allen Probes, which study electrons and ions in the near-Earth environment, have revealed. The Cold War tests, which exploded explosives at statures from 16 to 250 miles over the surface, copied some of these normal impacts. These particles, alongside electromagnetic field that goes with them, can likewise bring about auroras, while changes in the attractive field can initiate streams that harm control frameworks. This made a geomagnetic unsettling influence, which mutilated Earth's magnetic field lines and prompted an electric field at first glance. The artificially trapped charged particles remained in significant numbers for weeks, and in one case, years. [Image by Dariush M/Shutterstock] The research also showed, according to Discover magazine, that an artificial version of the Van Allen belts was created from the plasma of the explosions of all the atmospheric nuclear bomb tests conducted by the USA and Russian Federation prior to 1963 (over 500). There are times when these interactions lead to the creation of a bubble which surrounds Earth and safeguards it from natural high energy particle radiation in space. These high-altitude probes could withstand the bombardment of solar radiation.

But now we have evidence that we also affect the vacuum of space around us.

On such test was the Teak test of August 1, 1958. The test was conducted over Johnston Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Recommended:

  • Syria, Russia condemn attack by US-led coalition

    Syria, Russia condemn attack by US-led coalition

    Mr Gatilov also condemned a US-led coalition strike on Wednesday that reportedly killed dozens of civilians. Iranian troops are said to be commanding the pro-Assad forces and a number of Lebanese Hezbollah fighters.

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM) Closed at $35.03

    The business had revenue of $233.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $237.12 billion. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Capital One National Association Reduces Stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.

    Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

    The only release which didn't include massive pointers enabling the NSA to find the particular source is the Windows exploits. Early Tuesday, a post purportedly from the Shadow Brokers announced that it was starting a sort of hack-of-the-month club.
  • US President Trump launches NAFTA renegotiation

    Lighthizer told reporters that he hopes negotiations will be completed by the end of 2017, according to Reuters . President Donald Trump has officially alerted Congress that he will begin NAFTA renegotiation talks.

    Saudi Arabia And Russia Deepen Their Alliance For Many Reasons Besides Oil

    Storage costs have come down and while prices and demand remain stagnant, oil supply remains high. Prices gained 41 cents to settle at US$49.07 yesterday, the highest level since April 28.
    Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sexting Charge

    Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sexting Charge

    He surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in NY early Friday and appeared in court late-morning, telling U.S. The charge also holds a potential to serve up to 10 years in prison, but the choice is ultimately left to a judge.
  • Labour spending plans to create £58bn hole in public finances, claim Tories

    There is everything to play for now and we'll be fighting for every single vote". "The scale of the task is vast ". To be frank, don't believe them.
    Sunderland goalkeeper can succeed De Gea says Manchester United legend

    Sunderland goalkeeper can succeed De Gea says Manchester United legend

    United would demand a world-record fee for a goalkeeper of £60million, if they decide to sell the 26-year-old. He has played second fiddle to De Gea in the Premier League, starting just two top-flight games.
    Telegram 4.0 Update Brings Instant View Platform, Video Messages and More

    Telegram 4.0 Update Brings Instant View Platform, Video Messages and More

    The year 2017 is marked to ride high on artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital assistants, and bots. Telescope is "a dedicated video hosting platform for those who use videos to communicate with their audiences".
  • De Villiers: I haven't retired from Test cricket

    De Villiers: I haven't retired from Test cricket

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) does languish behind when it comes to paying their players in comparison to Australia and England. De Villiers was speaking ahead of South Africa's three match ODI series against England set to begin next week.
    Djokovic, Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

    Djokovic, Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

    Nishikori is now also a major doubt for the Rome Masters next week with 10 days to go until the start of the French Open. Djokovic hasn't played in the semifinals of any event since winning the title in Doha at the beginning of the year.
    Trump Claims 'Absolute Right' to Share Info with Russian Federation

    Trump Claims 'Absolute Right' to Share Info with Russian Federation

    "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism", Trump wrote. Now jump ahead to President Trump sharing highly classified information to a foreign adversary in the Oval Office last week.


Popular

Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston's backup
Fitzpatrick is coming off of two seasons with the New York Jets, where one was his career best and the other was disappointing. Fitzpatrick wanted to cash in on his big season, while the Jets wanted to see if it was a flash in the pan year.

President Trump says he did not ask Comey to end investigation
Many in Washington may question whether USA taxpayers have got value for money for the aid they've poured into the Andean nation. The Trump administration is also looking to work with Colombia to stem the flow of drugs into the USA from Latin America.

Kushner called Lockheed CEO about $100B Saudi arms deal
Bannon, was vital for the well-being of the presidency, and, by extension, the free world - they shouldn't have been absent from the greatest day in Dad's life.

North Korea denies responsibility over WannaCry ransomware attack
On Tuesday, South Korea's new government and the US administration committed to "bold and practical" ways to denuclearize North Korea.

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule
Court of Appeals decision as it relates to drone registrations", the FAA said in a statement , Market Watch reported . The FAA said the rule was part of its mission to improve aviation safety.